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What is the goal of the project?
The objective of the Klein Enhancement project is to treat PFAS in the District's drinking water sources. To achieve this goal, the project will involve the design and construction of an ion-exchange treatment plant. Ion-exchange is considered a best available technology for treatment of PFAS compounds.

Why is this project needed?
It is necessary for the District to develop this project in order to comply with anticipated EPA regulations regarding PFAS and to take full advantage of our water rights, while continuing to provide high quality water to our customers. 

How is the District treating PFAS until the project is complete?
The District is actively treating PFAS to a non-detect level by optimizing the use of our Granulated Activated Carbon (GAC) treatment system, and purchasing additional water supplies from Denver Water. The District regularly monitors PFAS levels in our finished drinking water to assure they are below the non-detect level. 

What is the timeline for construction?
Construction is anticipated to take place from early 2024 until late 2026.
Below is a rendering of the future ion-exchange treatment plant.
Project Site Rendering

How will this project affect rates?
We are committed to keeping water utility costs as low as possible for our ratepayers, while delivering drinking water that meets all regulatory requirements. By carefully phasing this work and using grants to help finance it, we aim to minimize rate impacts. SACWSD is applying for grant funds through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The District has already received grant funds from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to implement this work:

CDPHE PFAS grant funds received:
• Emergency assistance: $2,920,000
• Independent environmental study: $345,000
• Infrastructure - design of treatment: $74,000
Total: $3,339,000

At this time the total amount of grant funds the District will receive is unknown, as updates become available we will update the community. 

Where will the project be located?
The project will be constructed just west of the current Klein Water Treatment Facility at 7400 Quebec St, Commerce City, CO 80022.
Project location west of Klein Treatment Facility

For questions or comments about the project please contact us at 303-288-2646 or